When a perceived puppet of the left comes out against you, and you’re another perceived puppet of the left, you might want to rethink your actions.
Trump impeachment star retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman sent out a tweet on Tuesday calling on Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley’s resignation should the allegations of his “secret” phone calls with a communist Chinese general are true.
If this is true GEN Milley must resign. He usurped civilian authority, broke Chain of Command, and violated the sacrosanct principle of civilian control over the military. It’s an extremely dangerous precedent. You can’t simply walk away from that. #dotherightthingintherightway https://t.co/izsMMCFPrz— Alexander S. Vindman (@AVindman) September 14, 2021
On Wednesday, a spokesman for Milley appeared to confirm the phone calls with his Chinese counterpart, saying that the calls “were in keeping with [communications with Chiefs of Defense across the world] and responsibilities conveying reassurance in order to maintain strategic stability.”
NEW via @CBSDavidMartin:— Weijia Jiang (@weijia) September 15, 2021
A spokesman for General Mark Milley defends the phone calls he had with his Chinese counterpart, as reported by @realBobWoodward and @costareports. They wrote that Milley reassured China 2X that U.S. was not going to strike, which is not disputed here: pic.twitter.com/lvB68FiWk1
As for Vindman, you might remember him as one of the Democrats key witnesses in the first impeachment trial of then-President Donald Trump.
No matter what you think of the man, you have to admit that he has a point in his assessment of Milley’s alleged wrongdoing.
“It’s an extremely dangerous precedent,” Vindman wrote, as seen above. “You can’t simply walk away from that.”
Vindman of all people should know that D.C. bureaucrats often do.